Semen Gotovtsev, PhD

Acting Head, Senior Research Scientist
Laboratory of General Geocryology

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Tel.: 7-4112-390842

Education and Degrees

  • Ph.D. (Geology and Mineralogy), Permafrost Institute, Yakutsk, 1993. Dissertation: Permafrost Temperature Controls in the Yakutian Diamond District
  • M.S. (Engineering Geology), Yakutsk State University, 1973

Research Interests

  • Thermal state of permafrost
  • Natural and man-induced changes in permafrost
  • Thermal erosion
  • Gully formation

Current and Recent Projects

  • SB RAS Basic Research Project, 2021-2025: Structure of Continental Permafrost and Key Stages of Its Evolution during the Neopleistocene and Holocene (Co-Investigator)
  • SB RAS Basic Research Project IX.135.2.5, 2017-2020: Structure, Age and Development of Permafrost in the Interior Areas of Central and Northeast Asia – Element 4.3. Regional Characteristics of Thermal Denudation in the Ice-Complex Areas (Co-Investigator)
  • Contract Project, Sakha (Yakutia) Ministry of Agriculture and Food Policy, 2018: Geocryological Monitoring of the Hydrothermal Regime at the Kharylakh and Lippeleekh Reservoirs (Churapcha Lake) (Principal Investigator)
  • Expert Assessment for the Federal Tax Service, Sakha (Yakutia) Inter-Regional Inspectorate, 2018: Assessment of Thermal Erosion Rates in Batagai Alyta, Even-Bytantai Region, for Flood Risk Management (Principal Investigator)
  • Second Yakutia Expedition (MPI), 2017: Comprehensive Investigation and Mapping of the State of Permafrost in Yakutia for Elaborating Scientific Guidelines and Technologies for Socio-Economic Development (Participant)

Memberships and Committee Activity

  • Member, Russian Geographical Society
  • Member, Republic of Sakha/Yakutia Ministry of Environmental Protection Public Council

Honours and Awards

  • Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Ministry of Education and Science Letter of Appreciation (2020)
  • Il Tumen State Assembly Letter of Appreciation (2018)
  • SB RAS Yakutia Research Centre United Trade Union Commendation and Badge of Merit (2018)
  • Lenin Komsomol Centennial Order of Honour (2018)
  • Yakutia with Russia 385 Years Commemoration Badge (2017)
  • Il Tumen State Assembly Commendation (2014)